(670 The Score) It appears Bears safety Eddie Jackson’s left foot injury is as significant as initially feared.
Jackson has suffered a Lisfranc injury, Mike Garafolo of the NFL Network reported Tuesday morning. Jackson will be sidelined indefinitely, according to the report, but he’s probably done for the season as only five games remain. Lisfranc injuries typically take months to heal. Jackson continues to get medical evaluations and opinions on his injured foot, and the Bears haven’t confirmed the diagnosis yet.
Jackson suffered the injury during the second quarter of the Bears’ 31-10 loss to the Jets on Sunday, going down without contact as he attempted to break for a pass in coverage. The play went for a 54-yard touchdown reception for Jets receiver Garrett Wilson.
The 28-year-old Jackson has four interceptions over 12 games this season, which marks the second-most picks of his six-year NFL career. He currently leads NFC free safeties in Pro Bowl voting.
Jackson wasn’t the only key Bears starter to get injured Sunday. Receiver Darnell Mooney suffered an ankle injury that will likely require season-ending surgery, coach Matt Eberflus said.